The heady, hectic deliberations at WEF 2016 have drawn to a close, and the curtain settled to an overture that was both upbeat and somehow ominous. As I stood at the snow-filled kerbside waiting for my transfer to Zurich in sub-zero cold, I had lots to ponder. In the play of global expectations unfolding on a stage staggering with actors who may just… Read More
In our daily blogs, Sheila, Christian, Anuj, Kasai-san, Greg and I have discussed what we’ve seen and heard, and how we spent our time, in Davos last week. In this final blog, I wanted to talk about why we come to Davos in the first place. Why invest the time and resources to be here? Here are six thoughts about why it’s so… Read More
Events and meetings are winding down here in Davos, with the town returning to normality and skiers heading back to the slopes. So it’s time to share a few overall observations from this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting.
The media’s concerns about the economic outlook are not shared by business leaders to nearly the same extent.
Yes, China’s growth is slowing as… Read More
What is missing, when you stop doing what you are doing? What is missing if you are gone for good? Two very deep questions and I guess it would take you, as it would take me, quite some time to think it through. Now to be clear, I didn’t come up with those questions. It was the opening of Satya Nadella, CEO of… Read More
Waking up on the morning of day four, I’m a bit tired, but pumped up for what is sure to be another great day. I am totally into the swing of things now and seem to have mastered the routine.
1. Find interesting people
2. Set up meetings for future times
3. Have meetings
4. Establish relationships
5. Rinse and repeat
And in between the above, attend some of the… Read More